Some Updates

Published article Social Anxiety Disorder Makes You Believe Irrational Lies.  

Posting on Facebook and Twitter almost daily.  This message on Facebook is receiving a tremendous amount of interest and comments, so it is now posted here on The Social Anxiety Association website permanently.  Social Anxiety Disorder Makes You Believe Irrational Lies can be found in the "Even More" section of the site.

Site is continuing to be updated.  Our first published poll will end soon.  First poll:  "How does caffeine affect you?"  When we put up another question, we will also publish the results of the first poll.  The second poll will be on all pages of the site except for the home page.  

Listing is free for therapy groups that we know are running active, structured CBT programs and have leaders who can lead the group appropriately.  Generally, we have found the best leaders to be people who have lived with the nightmare of social anxiety themselves and who have learned to overcome it.  We cannot endorse specific groups, but we will try to list everything that we know is happening, if the groups fall within our recommendation guidelines.  Please ask all the questions you'd like to the group leaders.  

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The Social Anxiety Association

The Social Anxiety Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people with social anxiety.  The SAA became inactive for several years due to lack of resources.  We are in the process of re-doing our website, listing all active, structured CBT groups for social anxiety, and renewing all our licenses.  Major changes will be happening by the end of 2013.  We publish new web content -- concerning social anxiety -- almost daily on the site now.

The Social Anxiety Institute is the largest website on the internet about social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Therapy programs have run at the Institute full-time since 1994.  Major new help for overcoming social anxiety is under development and will be introduced in 2013. 

For treatment: Overcoming social anxiety: Step by Step   A structured guide to overcoming social anxiety (a "How to" guide to get over social anxiety).

The Anxiety Network explains and describes five major anxiety disorders.

Guidelines for listing social anxiety groups on this site.  We cannot officially endorse groups, so check them out thoroughly.  We ask that they be groups that are operating, have a definite leader, and are thoroughly structured.  Social anxiety therapy groups are very different than the groups that operate for other mental health conditions.